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350 converge on D.C. for ABC 2019

My top takeaway from three days in our nation’s capital for the 2019 edition of the American Boating Congress? That every American, regardless of what it is they do for a living, should spend a day on Capitol Hill, meeting with lawmakers from their district, having their voices and opinions heard, and getting a glimpse into how Washington works. I ...

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Words create our world

Words wield enormous power. They can build up or break down. They can persuade or dissuade. Connect or disconnect. Words can form wonderful pathways of understanding and create a capacity to change. They can open us up to new truths. They can impact the direction of our lives. Yes, words matter. And not just to someone who makes their living ...

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MarineMax acquires Sail & Ski Center

MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sail & Ski Center, a highly-awarded boat dealership operating in the fast-growing markets of Austin and San Antonio, Texas. Sail & Ski Center was founded in 1969 by the late Rod Malone, a well-respected and passionate boating enthusiast. Since the inception of Boating Industry’s ranking of the Top ...

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Permission to Come Aboard

It has been years, perhaps even decades, since I have thought about my first-ever boating experience as a kid. The only reason I am thinking of it now is because my introduction to boating, inauspicious as it was, is a logical place to begin my introductory blog as the new content director for Boating Industry. One of my dad’s jobs ...

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Entries open for 2019 Top Products

Boating Industry is now accepting submissions for its 2019 Top Products. The application process will close Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Any product that has been introduced or significantly updated since Jan. 1, 2018, is eligible. Many of you have released exciting new products at recent boat shows  – all of which are applicable. These Top Products, selected by the editorial staff at Boating ...

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Boating Industry names 2018 Top 100

Boating Industry announced its 2018 Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala Dec. 12 in Orlando. “From the thousands of dealers in North America — and hundreds of nominations — these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Top 100 Program Director Jonathan Sweet. “With growth of more than 16 percent, this elite group more than doubled the growth ...

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At the helm: U.S. Interior reorganization is welcome news

In late August, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke stole a historical page from John Wesley Powell’s book in issuing a reorganization plan that will divide the agency into 12 regions. Powell was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions.  Powell served as second director of ...

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MDCE sets registration record for fourth consecutive year

After four consecutive years of record-breaking registrations, the 2018 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo once again set a record for its April-only earliest-bird registration period. Co-produced by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Boating Industry, slated for Dec. 9-12, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Fla., the MDCE recorded 195 total dealer registrations for the ...

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Digital follow-up MCDE keynote webinar offered today

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo 2017 opening keynote presenter Tim Sanders will host a live follow-up webinar this afternoon (Tuesday, March 27). During last year's MDCE, New York Times best selling author and top-rated keynote speaker Sanders presented digital technology tips to marine dealerships and attendees. He also offered ideas for keeping new customers, and provided suggestions on securing talent. “We are so ...

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MDCE 2018 issues call for presentations

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo - the marine industry’s only dealer-specific educational conference - are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2018 conference, which will take place Dec. 9-12 in Orlando, Fla. Each year, MDCE show producers strive to build an educational event that gives dealership owners, managers and employees the tools and insight to ...

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